Interview with Under Assault done by Patrick
age did you discover metal music?
Under Assault is a thrash metal band from Asunci�n, Paraguay, active from 2011, we discovered heavy metal when we went to high school
2.Who were the first bands you listened to and who are some
of your current favorite bands?
The first bands were metallica, iron maiden, manowar, black sabbath, sepultura, slayer, mercyful fate, our favorite bands are so many, exodus, d.r.i., agent steel, cyclone (from belgium) destructor (from cleveland) randy (from denmark) destruction, sodom, kreator, tankard, exumer, hellhammer, celtic frost, messiah, obituary, sarcofago, etc..
All members used to frequent shows in the scene of Asunci�n when we were younger, we used to exchange material from our favorite bands and over time we became good friends, the current line up is: Marcelo nightlord and Esteban Centurion on guitars, Bruno Hunter on drums and Willians Destructor on bass and screams.
4. Possessed By Steel is the bands newest 7Inch how long did it take the band to write the music for this release?
It took us a short time to finish it, because both songs had certain arrangements in both lyric and instrumental, that meant that it took us some time to finish it.
5.Besides the Possessed By Steel release does the band have any other releases still available for the readers to purchase?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?
Yes, we have the demos (violent thrash 2012 and Process to kill 2013) sold out, 2 splits hell guarani and reptilian brigade, and the underground metal till death album released Independent last year, which we still have several copies, you can get them at witches brew and other stores: http://www.witchesbrewthrashes.eu/shop - www.destruktionshop.de/ - rockstakk.shop-pro.jp - https://www.facebook.com/Alcoholic-Distro-265043083578898/ - or you can write to the fanpage of the band and we will coordinate the shipments.
6.Has Under Assault started to work on new music for thenext release?If yes how many songs will be on the next release?
Yes, we are working on new songs for the next material, probably it will have between 8 or 9 songs.
7.Will the band be working with Witches Brew for the next release or have you discussed it with the label?
Yes, the new material will come out through Witches Brew, whom we thank eternally for trusting us and giving us their support.
8.Does Under Assault play live very often? If yes what have been some of the bands most memorable shows so far?
Yes, we have the opportunity to play often, thanks to the support of the organizers and headbangers who ask for us, a very memorable show for us was in Santiago de Chile last year, it was the first time that we left our Paraguayan underground scene, and playing in a big festival there with headbangers who supported us, it was epic and memorable. We have a great memory of that moment.
9.Are their any shows or tours coming up in support of Possessed By Steel ?If yes where will the band be playing?
We have a show scheduled for December in the city of Posadas Argentina where we will take the opportunity to present the new meterial.
10.Besides playing in Under Assault do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands?If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
Yes, Marcelo Nightlord is a guitarist for Evil Force, a thrash metal band that has been active since 2015. They have 2 studio albums, demos, splits, and shared stage with legendary bands like Artillery, Onslaught, Razor, Esteban is active in bands like Scratchy Noise, crossover) Noisy pest infectian (grind) and Slayground thrash metal formed in 2009, are influenced by bands from the bay area, have an album called critical thinking have shared stage with legends like Exodus, Ratos do Poro, Artillery and Bruno Hunter is drummer of Toxic Avenger thrash metal active since 2012 recently released their first full length.
11.Under Assault comes out of Paraguay's thrash metal scene
what is your opinion of the metal scene in Paraguay?
The scene in Paraguay has been strengthened in recent times, many new bands have released quality material, and some have had the opportunity to go out to touch other South American countries as well as to send their physical materials to other parts of the planet.
12.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of Paraguay?And are there any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
There are several, and all are legendary classic bands that in some way or other have marked and influenced us to form a band, such as Agent steel, old metallica, slayer, exodus, possessed, death, nuclear assault, death angl, sacred raich, anvil bitch, cyclone, destructor , kreator, grim reaper, iron maiden, saxon, holocaust, venom, etc.
Some band recommendation: Sent to destroy from Argentina and Massive Power from Chile, these guys kicks ass !!
13.When not working on new music or band business what do you
like to do in your free time?
In the free time we dedicate to enjoy the music of our favorite bands with lots of beer !!!
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out
do you have any final comments for the readers?
Muchas gracias por el espacio, saludos a todos los lectores del Winter torment zine.